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In Considerable Variety: Introducing the Diversity of Australia's Insects

  • Introduces foundation of insect evolution, biology and diversity to conservation managers lacking appreciation of these major components of biodiversity, and facilitates inclusion of insects in conservation considerations
  • Uses Australian examples to discuss taxonomic and ecological diversity
  • Simple, non-technical presentation, designed for non-specialists

By: Tim R New(Author)

254 pages, colour photos, b/w illustrations


Paperback | Oct 2014 | #221687 | ISBN-13: 9789401781138
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Hardback | Aug 2011 | #192631 | ISBN-13: 9789400717794
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About this book

'In Considerable Variety' introduces basic entomology, emphasising perspectives on insect diversity important in conservation assessment and setting priorities for management, as a foundation for managers and others without entomological training or background. It bridges the gap between photographic essays on insect identification and more technical texts, to illustrate and discuss many aspects of taxonomic, ecological and evolutionary diversity in the Australian insect fauna, and its impacts in human life, through outlines of many aspects of insect natural history.



Chapter 1. The basic insect pattern: theme and variations
Chapter 2. Fossils and major insect adaptations
Chapter 3. Insect life histories
Chapter 4. Origins, distributions and diversity
Chapter 5. Environments and habitats for insects in Australia
Chapter 6. Foods and feeding biology
Chapter 7. Insect behaviour and lifestyles
Chapter 8. Insect communities
Chapter 9. Insect populations
Chapter 10. Insects in inland water environments
Chapter 11. Australia's alpine insects
Chapter 12. Lowland insects and their environments: non-forest insects
Chapter 13. Forest insects
Chapter 14. Insects and people in Australia
Chapter 15. Australia's alien insects
Chapter 16. Conservation
Chapter 17. Diversity and its implications for understanding Australia's insects

Appendix 1. Australia's insects: the players

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